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X:171 T:Lady Anne Montgomery M:4/4 L:1/8 R:Reel B:Deloughery - Sliabh Luachra on Parade (1988, No. 171) N:From the playing of Terry Teahan Z:Patrick Cavanagh K:D FADA FADA|FAdA BAdG|FADF E2EF|DBAB d2d2| FADA FADA|FAdA BABc|dBAF E2EF| DBAB d2d2|| f2fe fede|fedB ABde|f2e2 fede|faaf e2e2| f2fe fede|fedB ABde|fded BdAg|faaf d2d2|]



LADY ANNE MONTGOMERY. AKA and see "Shaskeen Reel (2) (The)." Irish, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Deloughery): AABB (most versions): AA'BB' (Mallinson). The melody may have been Scottish in origin, but despite the Scottish-sounding title, there seems to be no Scottish cognates for it that have appeared to date. Core Irish sources are from the northern part of the country, and it is generally considered a northern fiddle tune. It was recorded in 1977 by County Clare fiddler Vincent Griffin, and producer Robin Morton remarked in the liner notes:

"Lady Anne Montgomery" has become a very popular tune in Ireland over these past few years. Probably originally a Scottish reel, it was carried by Tommy Gunn from Fermanagh. He gave it to Cathal McConnell and from there it spread like wildfire and is quickly becoming part of the general repertoire of Irish musicians.

The reel is often played in Irish sessions in a medley with "Maude Miller (1)" and "Molloy's Favourite (3)."


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Boys of the Lough, 1977; p. 2. Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 161. Bulmer & Sharpley (Music from Ireland vol. 2), 1974; No. 22. Deloughery (Sliabh Luachra on Parade), 1988; No. 171. Mallinson (100 Essential), 1995; No. 32, p. 15. Mulvihill (1st Collection), 1986; No. 133, p. 36. Songer (Portland Collection), 1997; p. 122. Taylor (Through the Half-door), 1992; No. 47, p. 33. Taylor (Music for the Sets: Yellow Book), 1995; p. 31. Vallely (Learn to Play the Fiddle with Armagh Pipers Club), 197?; No. 50, p. 43.

Recorded sources : - Midnight Music 001, Nightingale - "Sometimes When the Moon is High" (1996). Philo 1042, Boys of the Lough- "The Piper's Broken Finger" (1976). Shaskeen - "Shaskeen Live." Topic 12TS338, Vincent Griffin - "Traditional Fiddle Music from County Clare" (1977).

See also listing at :
Alan Ng's Irishtune.info [1]
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear the tune played by flute player Cathal McConnell at the Comhaltas Archive [3]
Hear the tune played by whistle player Willis Patton at the Comhaltas Archive [4]



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